IRGC to receive a large delivery of speed boats – after USS carrier arrives

The head of the Marine Industries Organization of Iran, General Amir Rastegari, disclosed Wednesday that the IRGC Navy will receive a large number of speed boats by year’s end (March). DEBKAfile notes: He spoke after the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier docked at Bahrain. The Guards often boast that their speed boats can sink large American warships. The Iranian general added that the IRGC would also receive 9 minesweepers and the home-made destroyer, Dena, will be delivered to the Iranian Navy by year’s end.

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19 thoughts on “IRGC to receive a large delivery of speed boats – after USS carrier arrives

  • Nov 27, 2019 @ 22:00 at 22:00
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    Delivery of those speed boats has nothing to do with Lincoln ‘returning’ to the gulf. It just left a montha ago. Will leave soon just to return. Shi*t news by debka. AGAIN.

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    • Nov 30, 2019 @ 0:21 at 0:21
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      I didn’t know the Gulf of Tonkin was in the Middle East.

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  • Nov 27, 2019 @ 23:07 at 23:07
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    GREAT NEWS! MANY MORE BOATS FOR THE IDF AND GREAT USA TO SINK WHEN WAR STARTS!

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    • Nov 28, 2019 @ 0:17 at 0:17
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      GO HUMP YOUR DIRTY AND HAIRY DOGS AND GOATS YOU DISGUSTING AND SMELLY IMPOSTER!!! THEN WHEN YOU’RE DONE WITH YOUR GOATS GO HUMP YOUR DISEASED SHARMUTA MOTHER YOU DOG!!!! LET US KNOW HOW IT WAS – THAT WILL BE GREAT NEWS!

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  • Nov 27, 2019 @ 23:45 at 23:45
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    Yipi ! more targets !

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  • Nov 28, 2019 @ 0:09 at 0:09
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    Yet, one more Iranian general with high speed schizophrenia and proud of it.

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  • Nov 28, 2019 @ 0:26 at 0:26
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    more target practice for the US NAVY AND IAF iran s navy is just a raft with a target that gets towed for western practice

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  • Nov 28, 2019 @ 1:51 at 1:51
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    Of course the Iranian speed boats might represent an issue and force the whole planet Earth to wow , but only if Iran could land on the Moon a picture of one boat and prove it within another picture showing it facing up and orientated N-S.

    Otherwise the whole high speed BS has perhaps as much military value as a collection of halberds and muskets from an old English castle.

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    • Nov 28, 2019 @ 13:11 at 13:11
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      Exactly…the Phalanx CIWS can stop incoming missiles. How many 20mm projectiles would it take to shred a much slower speed boat? ;-)))

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  • Nov 28, 2019 @ 1:58 at 1:58
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    LO, IRGC Navy needs Shiia Regime “Mind-Sweepers” from Power so they can stay alive!

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  • Nov 28, 2019 @ 13:12 at 13:12
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    Speedboats actually can threaten large ships. A bunch of explosives used in kamikaze fashion is not to be ignored.

    But as noted, the acquisition is not in reaction to this particular deployment although the announcement may be.

    Also, I’d doubt that the manufacturer makes one big batch of boats so depending on translation the announcement may be a bit suspect.

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      • Nov 29, 2019 @ 13:45 at 13:45
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        Unfortunately, that article does not invalidate my concern. And actually, all you really need to do is to remember the USS Cole.

        And sure, the USS Cole should not have been taken out that way, but the point is that if the enemy is allowed to choose the terrain, the time, the order of battle, and we have restrictive ROEs – we can have a pretty bad day.

        Cool also that an A-10 is effective against FACs but they aren’t usually out there with our ships.

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  • Nov 28, 2019 @ 23:57 at 23:57
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    Why America Is Still Great On Thanksgiving, America offers much to be grateful for: There are no Yellow Vests in America like those that block traffic and burn tires in France. There are no blood riots like the kind that roil Spain, Chile, Bolivia, Pakistan, Iraq, and South Africa.

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  • Nov 29, 2019 @ 3:36 at 3:36
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    The only people that Iran can defeat is Defenseless unarmed women and children. All Terrorist and the countries that promote terrorism are Cowards. The Iranian people know that there own government are corrupt cowards.

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  • Nov 29, 2019 @ 14:40 at 14:40
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    It’s Iranian “Speed Boat Bluster”. Iran does not own the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman or the Persian Gulf. Free use of those bodies of water is exactly what the United States Navy is all about and protecting that freedom is in the best interests of all countries who might now or ever use those transit areas.

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  • Nov 29, 2019 @ 17:01 at 17:01
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    These boats are only a threat if you are not on guard against them. US ships operating in the Gulf are ALWAYS on guard against them. The real risk is cruise missiles, and we missed a chance to deter the Iranians, and perhaps accelerate the downfall of the Iranian regime at the hands of their own people, when we failed to react kinetically to the Iranian attack on the Saudi oil facility.

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  • Dec 1, 2019 @ 3:41 at 3:41
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    re: “we failed to react kinetically to the Iranian attack on the Saudi oil facility”.
    Rob’s got a point there.
    Richard

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